The copier is one of the most ubiquitous pieces of office equipment. Think of nearly any 80s or 90s movie set in an office and surely there is some hilarious scene around the copy machine. And, while times have changed and businesses have evolved, so too has the once-humble copier. Now, it is a sophisticated multifunction copier that can scan, print, fax, and copy!
With technology advancing at such a rapid rate, it can seem like we are always looking for the next best thing. But new and shiny is not necessarily better. Sure, the introduction of the smartphone just over a decade ago changed our lives, but it would be fair to say that the hoverboard sort of missed the mark. Even if you are not in the market for new office equipment, you can still maximize what you have to best serve your evolving business needs.
As the business world becomes a sleeker, greener place, many companies are starting to wonder if investing in a printer is "worth it." After all, how can a printer coexist with paperless workflows? The truth is that no workflow can ever be entirely paperless, and for those few but important prints, you'll always need reliable office equipment.
Going green is hardly a new idea, but the truth is that companies of all shapes and sizes are constantly reinventing it. There are all kinds of new, efficient ways to go green that don't waste time or money and, in fact, make things easier for you. Recycling toner cartridges is a great example--and here's everything you need to know to get started!
Everyone in the healthcare industry knows that maintaining regulatory compliance – such as HIPPA – is both required and highly important for the security of your patients. However, there are many instances where an office’s office equipment, including multifunction printers, scanners, and the like, are not actually meeting standards. This becomes a huge liability in the event of a data breach, and it can cost you and your patients time, money, and business.
Here’s a look at some of the most effective ways to address compliance in your office equipment.
Do your employees look forward to team meetings, or do they go out of their way to schedule a dentist appointment that day? Holding the attention of meeting attendees is an ongoing challenge for business leaders, but innovations in office equipment technology are changing things for the better.
With each new office equipment acquisition, business leaders have a checklist of decisions to ponder. Your office equipment provider will be happy to guide you through each step of the decision-making process, and you may be surprised at the new technologies that have emerged since your last upgrade.
Here are a few tips for beginning your search.
Going green in the office is a lot easier today than it was ten years ago. As more of us recognize the impact our everyday decisions can have on the environment, businesses and office equipment manufacturers have responded by partnering together to make sustainability second nature in the office. Here's how your organization can get in on the tidal wave of environmental stewardship that's fast becoming the new normal.
Your employees are accustomed to dealing with process changes and new office equipment, such as printers and copiers, but the transition doesn't always go smoothly.
Here are a few suggestions for achieving staff buy-in when you're ready to announce a major change.
1. Include staff in the decision-making process.
It's easy to overlook this step, but asking for employee input before choosing new office equipment is critical.
If you rely on in-house color printing, you know the importance of consistency. If your office imaging equipment isn't delivering consistent color results for your customer-facing materials, there are steps you can take to correct the issue. In many cases, you won't need to purchase any new equipment or software. Here's where to begin: